Bax Carbon 50mm Pro wheelset review

The Bax Carbon 50mm Pro wheels are cheaper than a lot of the competition, but does this cost them out on the road?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

While these are £150 cheaper than the Hunt wheels, they're 133g heavier and shows out on the road.

Reasons to buy
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    Reasonable price

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Reasons to avoid
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    Very difficult to get tyre on and seated

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    Dull ride

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    Heavy feel

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Bax wheels pitch themselves as "affordable carbon fibre" and the £749 price tag does make them a tempting option for those looking to buy themselves some more speed this summer.

As the name suggests, they're 50mm deep wheels and they come with an aerodynamic U-shape, which gives an aero advantage over shallower training wheels. There are 20 PSR Aero bladed spokes up front and 24 on the rear from Pillar Spokes (the same company that Hunt uses) although the spokes used on these Bax wheels weigh more than those on the Hunts.

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